Kadoma City has hosted celebrations to mark a 100 years of the town’s existence.

The celebrations began with a procession from the civic centre in the central business district to Rimuka Stadium where the day’s main activities took place.

Kadoma was granted municipal status in 1917 before it became a city in 2000.

Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Christopher Chingosho and deputy director in the office of the Minister of State for Mashonaland West, Mr Douglas Chiwiro hailed Kadoma City for hosting the celebrations.

Kadoma Mayor Councillor Muchineripi Chinyan’anya said as the city celebrates, its residents must be reminded of the importance of their voice on council issues.

Kadoma started off as a rail station in 1901 before it became a meeting zone for workers from the mining community.

At some point the city was the most highly populated of the towns in the country.

The city’s current population is estimated at 100 000 people.